There But For Fortune

There But For Fortune

A Poem by Chris Shaw

gun metal sky weeps
dying in blood red farm fields
poppies breathe their last 

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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Lovely Haiku Chris; your words are stunning, images galore, but very sad, as the poppies breathe their last… as we all will at some time. But those whose blood is shed are the ones we shed tears for….at this moment.
Yours,
B.
.
Best
B.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Betty, many thanks fir giving this older poem an airing. You are appreciated.

Ch.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

But it's still relevant!!! You're welcome chris



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Such potent statement on war theme. And it says so much in just 3 lines, certainly not an easy task to active and you did an Excellent job dear Chris!!!

I hope all is well darling!
See you
:-)))

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Sil, all reasonable in my world. Hope you are healthy and happy in yours. Always a delight to h.. read more
Silmara McGarry

1 Month Ago

I am happy to know!
All good with me, my flower :-)
And it is indeed my pleasure!!!
Lovely Haiku Chris; your words are stunning, images galore, but very sad, as the poppies breathe their last… as we all will at some time. But those whose blood is shed are the ones we shed tears for….at this moment.
Yours,
B.
.
Best
B.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Betty, many thanks fir giving this older poem an airing. You are appreciated.

Ch.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

But it's still relevant!!! You're welcome chris
Chris - every time I read the word "poppies" I immediately remember the poem "In Flanders' Field.' Makes one wonder, will we, can we ever learn? "To you from failing hands, we throw the torch. Be it yours to hold on high, for you break faith with those who die, we shall not rest, though poppies grow in Flanders' Field.
Take care - Dave

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Flanders Fields such a poignant poem. Thank you so much Dave. All the best.

Chris
Ah, this is so sad, emotional read

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Always sad Unspoken remembering those. Who have paid the ultimate price so that we have our freedom... read more
With few words, you convey what a tragedy war is. This world will never learn, it seems. The title caught my eye, it being a song written by Phil Ochs. (Also performed by Joan Baez)


Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Sam. Yes, the title I chose from the song which Joan Baez sang. Meant a great deal back in.. read more
War in any form is absolutely unfortunate. It brings death and destruction.... So any gentle and kind heart can weep seeing this destructoon

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear Sima, no one wins in war. We are all losers and how we all suffer as a result of it. Focusing o.. read more
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Gee
A poem to repost on my daughters birthdat, 11/11 :)
How any nation can ever claim to have "won" a war is beyond me. Never any winners.
Hi Christine, hope you are we'll and dry !

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

No one wins in war Gee, and it's all kicked off again in Israel. Pity your daughter's birthday is on.. read more
A sadness is written here.
Deep and emotional.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

There is a deep sadness when remembering the destruction wars brings and the lives sacrificed. Thank.. read more
So sad dearest Chris, and I can feel your tears and your heart's bleeding. how far humans can go driven by their greed. it's unfortunate that a place as wonderful as earth is filled with many of them ruining the beauty of it, and the beauty of humans bonds and connections.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you lightsong. Really appreciate you checking in.

Chris
a powerful write up
of the perilous times
in which we live

I suppose wars of
the world will always
be so.. and danger will
always prevail

well done



Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Have a good weekend Fran Marie and thanks for checking in.

Chris

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Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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